GE Daily Roundup: Monday 17 August

SDP Is Really Into Being Clean

The SDP has released a video on Youtube titled “Pappy Washing Powder,” which the MDA has classified as a party political video. The SDP was not kidding about wanting “a good, clean campaign.” No action was taken against the SDP, but the MDA has asked that parties stop posting kuku campaign videos refrain from posting videos that violate the Film Act. Here is a crazy thought: maybe instead of videos like this (and their campaign song), the SDP would like to focus on things that would help their credibility instead, like policy suggestions and detailed outlines of how they would handle town council governance? Just saying, guys.

 

Sitoh Yih Pin Attempts Jedi Mind Trick

Sitoh Yih Pin has demonstrated that he has been busy upgrading his skills to better serve the residents of Potong Pasir SMC, because he just tried a Jedi mind trick on voters by saying that there is a 50/50 chance he will win in Potong Pasir. It’s also possible that 1) he was simply repeating the rounded off vote margins for Potong Pasir SMC last GE, or 2) he has a severe case of SG50 fever and keeps seeing 50s everywhere.

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ESM Goh Chok Tong Apologizes To Aljunied on PAP’s Behalf

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ESM Goh Chok Tong apologized to Aljunied GRC residents for the PAP letting them down in 2011. He also said that the PAP’s Marine Parade team is very bromance with the PAP’s Aljunied team, and they can totally share notes on programmes for vulnerable residents.

 

Orh Luak Is GE2015’s Newest Bizarre Political Analogy

After WP’s Sylvia Lim posted That Orh Luak Picture, it accidentally became the most famous plate of orh luak in Singapore, repurposed for pre-GE barbs. First there was DPM Teo Chee Hean’s comment.

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Then, the SDP’s Paul Tambyah felt inclined to mention the orh luak, too.

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Now, ESM Goh Chok Tong is also talking about orh luak in his Facebook posts, saying that he has no time to eat orh luak.

ENOUGH. ALREADY. WITH. THE. ORH LUAK. ANALOGIES. PLEASE.

 

 

Ng Eng Hen: Slight Pause in PAP Candidate Unveiling for National Day Rally

Ng Eng Hen announced that the PAP candidates for most of the GRCs will be announced before the National Day Rally on August 23. There will be a pause in the introductions before the candidates for the few remaining GRCs are revealed.

Hopefully, this slight pause will not be the awkward kind of pause in introductions found on disastrous Tinder dates.

 

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